Barun Sobti was born into a Punjabi family. He is from Delhi and completed his schooling and graduation there. Barun can speak English, Hindi and Punjabi. The actor got married to his childhood sweetheart on 12th December 2010, only getting one day off from shooting Baat Hamari Pakki Hai. A very low profile marriage, in the presence of a few close friends and relatives, it was a simple ritualistic ceremony held at a Gurudwara.
When not working Barun likes to spend time with family, enjoys partying with friends, watching the Discovery Channel, sports, reality (Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao, Roadies, Bigg Boss) and comedy shows (Khichdi, Instant Khichdi), with his favourite TV channel being Sony. He has admitted that he would love to be a part of reality shows Iss Jungle Se Mujhe Bachao and Fear Factor, and the funniest movies he's ever seen are Andaz Apna Apna and Don't Mess With The Zohan.
Currently not active on any social networking sites, as of October 2010, he requested fans to avoid fake profiles, while promising that there will be an official presence soon.
Barun before entering into to entertainment industry worked as an operation manager at Jindal Telecom for 7 years.
Barun began his television career opposite Neha Janpandit as the male lead Swayam Khurana, in the family and faith oriented daily soap, Shraddha on STAR Plus. The show was pulled off air abruptly. Barun was also approached to play the male lead in Balaji Telefilms show Keshav Pandit. Barun then essayed the character of Dr Yuvraaj Singh (Raj) in popular youth show Dill Mill Gayye, though left as he bagged a lead role in the serial Baat Hamari Pakki Hai. In Baat Hamari Pakki Hai which aired on Sony TV, Barun gained recognition and popularity. To promote the show, lead pair Barun and Ankita Sharma appeared in Sony TV's dance based reality show Boogie Woogie! on the 29th May 2010. In June 6 Barun's new show Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon aired on Star Plus where he is the lead opposite Sanaya Irani.
For the first time in the history of Indian television, a show was shut down with the departure of an actor from a show. Star Plus, publicly and controversially broadcasted their statement that
Sobti's exit was the sole reason for the ending of the show during the
soap's last few days on air.
Sobti's Bollywood debut, Main Aur Mr. Right has completed shooting and is currently in post production. The film is said to be released in the third week of September 2013. Sobti has signed his second film, with the tentative title, 22 yards.
Directed by Mitali Ghoshal, it is said to be based on the hidden and
often overlooked conspiracies of the cricket world. Shooting for the
film is said to begin in September.
21st August 1984
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